Archive - 2011
Esther Cofer, 99, of Poteau died
Wednesday, July 6, 2011, in Poteau. Esther
was born Sept. 16, 1911 in Cameron to
Albert and Eva Clementine (Irvin) Cox.
She was a member of First Assembly of
God Church in Poteau. Esther was a home-
She was preceded in death by her par-
ents; husband, Wade; sisters, Evie Leonard,
Edith Garrett, and Eva Cox; and nephew, Carl.
Survivors include her sons, David A. and Miriam Cofer
of Hennessey and Ron and Marsha Cofer of Poteau;
daughters, Wadene and Louis Ward of Paris, Texas, Anita
A famous song lyric says, â€ś... no one can love you more.â€ť For the Heavener Lady Wolves basketball team, that lyric will now say, â€śNo one can love you 'Moore' â€” as in Paul Moore.
Moore is the new Heavener girls basketball coach, replacing Jeff Walker, who took the Stigler Lady Panthers coaching job.
When the opportunity arose for Darrick Farriell to get closer to home, he did just that.
The former Bethel Wildcats basketball coach was hired as the new Talihina Golden Tigers basketball coach, replacing the retiring Chris Gillespie.
â€śI got closer to my home and my family for one thing,â€ť Farriell said. â€śMy family is at Kinta.â€ť
But that's not the only reason why he took the Talihina job.
WISTER â€” The Poteau American Legion AAA baseball team suffered a pair of heart-breaking losses Wednesday night at home to Rogers, Ark. There were two more gut-wrenching losses on Thursday.
The McAlester Rockets used two last-inning rallies to down Poteau by scores of 8-7 and 11-10.
2011 Competitive Church League
Team W L
Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship 2 0
Thessalonian Baptist Church 2 0
Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship II 2 0
Heart O' Hills Church 1 0
House of Hope Church 1 1
Immanuel Baptist Church 1 1
Bethel Baptist Church 1 1
Poteau Church of Christ II 0 1
Double Branch Baptist Church 0 2
Poteau Church of Christ 0 2
Poteau First Assembly of God 0 2 Tuesday's Games
The Poteau Outlaws peewee baseball team hopes that if it does its part this weekend to qualify for the state tournament that the general public will do its part to help them get there.
If the Outlaws, who were undefeated through Thursday night in the regional tournament, win the regional title, they will qualify for the OK Kids Peewee State Tournament next week in Weatherford.
If that happens, the Outlaws, entering Friday's regional action at 24-0, will be seeking donations to help offset the costs of the trip. Donations will be needed by noon Monday.
Region 7 At Panama
Spiro 13, Preston 2, Preston eliminated.
Red Oak 11, Vian 1, Vian eliminated.
Tushka 5, Panama 2
Region 6 at Durant
Caddo 2, Webbers Falls 0, Webbers Falls eliminated.
Madill 10, Stigler 2, Stigler eliminated.
Durant Rangers 3, Wister 2
Region 1 at Elk City
Elk City Gray Sox 9, Fort Cobb-Broxton 8, Fort Cobb-Broxton eliminated.
Granite 13, Sterling 3, Sterling eliminated.
Elk City Brown Sox 16, Leedey 0
Region 2 at Elgin
Hobart 14, Elgin Shockers 11, Elgin Shockers eliminated.
At a special meeting of the Panama Board of Trustees on the afternoon of July 8, the board voted unanimously to dismiss Kenneth Lovell and Stewart Seamans and to accept the resignation of Haden Byrd. Look for full coverage of the decision in the Poteau Daily News.
Laura Karen Sumpter is one of the fastest long-distance runners in eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas.
At age 61, she competes in 5K runs (3.1 miles) all over eastern Oklahoma and nationwide with a recent competitive 5K run in the Senior Olympics.
Sumpter won the Silver Medal in the National Senior Olympic 5K run with a time of 25:38 this past month in Houston.
WISTER â€” It was a pair of almosts for the Poteau American Legion AAA baseball team Wednesday night against Rogers, Ark.
In the opener, Rogers scored once in the eighth inning to get past Poteau 4-3. Then in the nightcap, after Wister's Colby Turnipseed hit a two-out, grand-slam home run which put Poteau ahead in the fourth inning, Rogers scored three runs in the fifth inning as the visitors left an 11-9 victor in the five-inning contest.